Autoimmune Reactions More Common In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Then Once Thought: Why Not Take A Closer Look?|Dr. Richard Hagmeyer, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue specialist in Naperville Illinois, explains:
Over the years more and more research is showing that CFS and Fibromyalgia can be linked to autoimmune conditions. It is now widely accepted, that the immune system of individuals suffering with chronic rheumatism, myalgia, muscular rheumatism, fibrositis, myofibrositis, spinal irritation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia, is not normal.
Their immune system has gone haywire. In many cases the immune system will begin attacking itself, called an autoimmune Reaction. Fibromyalgia is the diagnosis doctors give when autoimmune symptoms develop at the same time the patient suffers from sore joints, painful muscles, disturbed microcirculation, chronic fatigue, impaired immunity, sleep disorders, and a reduced level of energy. (Lancet, 1992). They may not be labeled with a specific autoimmune disease, but the abnormal shifts in the immune system are there. The Autoimmune Reactions are there, and you can measure them, if you you have a doctor who know what tests to run. Functional Medicine is extremely helpful for people suffering with Chronic health conditions.
Armed with the proper knowledge there is something that can be done to naturally balance and treat the immune system.This proper knowledge can only come via the proper lab tests. Chronic Fatigue patients should not be without hope. The reason they still suffer is that most likely no doctor has taken the time to fully investigate and really look at the immune system.
At the Naperville institute for Neuro Metabolic Solutions, in Naperville, Il , we take a “Big Picture Comprehensive Approach,”when we evaluate chronic Fatigue patients.
We look specifically at the cytokines, which are proteins the immune system communicates with, to see if the immune system is imbalanced. We also look at the specific populations of lymphocytes. Normally only the total White Blood Cells are looked at, but it is possible to look at the natural killer cells, B Cells, Cytotoxic T Cells, T-Helper Cells, and T-Suppressor Cells. This gives us incredibly detailed information about the immune system that can aid us in normalizing the immune system.
We also look at blood sugar regulation, gastrointestinal function, hormone balance, brain and nervous system function, and metabolic function. Chronic Fatigue is a complicated condition, which is the reason most patients don’t get the help they need in the traditional medical model. After we have stepped back, looked at the Big Picture, and really see the functional imbalances in the immune system, hormone system, gastrointestinal system, and brain and nervous system, we can employ very specific natural strategies. Huge turn arounds are possible.
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The approach we take at the Naperville Institute for Neuro Metabolic Solutions is a big jump outside the box, but it is the only kind of approach that is going to help such a complicated and multifaceted condition such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
If you suffer with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and would like to see how the unique approach taken at the Naperville Institute for Neuro Metabolic Solutions can help you, call 630-718-0555.
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